Coby Targeting Waterford NEMA Opener

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Doug Coby claimed his first Northeastern Midget Ass'n victory in the annual Boston Louie Memorial race on Sunday at Seekonk (Mass.) Speedway. (NASCAR Photo)
Doug Coby celebrates his first NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship at Thompson (Conn.) Int’l Speedway last year. Coby will race a midget in the NEMA opener this weekend at Waterford Speedbowl. (Dick Ayers photo)

BROCKTON, Mass. – Pointing out “It is good to challenge myself with something different,” NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Doug Coby will get back in a midget at this weekend’s Blast Off at Waterford (Conn.) Speedbowl.

The Northeastern Midget Ass’n and the NEMA Lites are both part of busy two-day agenda. The 25-lap Lites feature is scheduled for Saturday night while the full midgets are on the Sunday agenda. Both will qualify on Saturday.

Coby will be in a “custom” chassis designed by Danny Drinan and Tim Bertrand.

“The car has been re-done from head to foot, a very nice piece,” reports Bertrand.

The car did experience motor problems in last Saturday’s practice and will have a new Autocraft engine this weekend.